Thursday 21 October 2021

About Today Readings

Romans 6:19-23. Happy are they who hope in the Lord – Psalm 1:1-4, 6. Luke 12:49-53.

Respect each other in our differences

How do we develop an awareness of the good found in disagreement? Jesus offers us a wonderful insight into the importance of accepting others as they are and when necessary disagreeing with them respectfully. In our busy world there is a need to resolve problems swiftly. The time needed to discuss an issue and discern a response is rarely given. Therefore, we often find that when there is a disagreement frustration develops swiftly and each party shifts into the flawed approach of winning or attempting to change the mind of the other. Jesus came to bring division. His desire was to have people seek God and choose his will rather than the desires family or society has for us. This division is healthy and life giving and at its core respects the freedom offered to all people. Respecting the other includes respecting them in their difference. Let us practice this today.

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